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CVS $Log$ equivalent in Subversion?

From: Bob Bradley <bob_at_chaoticsoftware.com>
Date: 2004-03-08 23:22:43 CET

I'm eager to convert our CVS repositories to Subversion, but one feature we
rely on that doesn't seem to be present is keyword expansion of $Log$ to
insert messages into the file.

I searched the list archives and found somebody else asking about this with
a response that the Subversion developers felt this feature was problematic
and decided not to implement it. Is that the end of discussion on the topic
or might there be plans to implement it in the future?

$Log$ (or an equivalent) is critical for our source base because our users
and tools rely on it heavily. It has been extremely valuable to have that
information directly in the file. We (unfortunately) do a lot of branching
and merging as well and have never run into any issues with $Log$.
Interestingly, Subversion does support the $Id$ keyword, which had been
problematic for us with branching/merging because the same line is changed,
which confuses many diff tools into thinking it is a conflict (unlike $Log$,
which pushes the text down so it just looks like an insertion).

Is there any chance an equivalent to $Log$ might be implemented in
Subversion in the future?

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